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Porto is a mutated wine from Portugal, produced only in the Alto Douro Valley, about a hundred kilometers from the city of Porto where are located the big trading houses in Villa Nova de Gaia.
It is a bit to Colbert then Prime Minister of King Louis XIV that we owe the Porto. Indeed he proclaimed an embargo against England and the English, depriv...

Porto is a mutated wine from Portugal, produced only in the Alto Douro Valley, about a hundred kilometers from the city of Porto where are located the big trading houses in Villa Nova de Gaia.
It is a bit to Colbert then Prime Minister of King Louis XIV that we owe the Porto. Indeed he proclaimed an embargo against England and the English, deprived of our wines of Aquitaine then had to turn to the wines of Porto. These wines do not support the trip. An English merchant Sir Beardsley is thinking of adding brandy pure wine to prevent it from turning. It is in this form of mutated wine that we know Porto.
The treading at the foot of grapes in Lagares (large concrete vats) to the sound of accordions is still done for folklore but also for the best ports (Vintage and LBV).
The mutage takes place during the fermentation, when the must reaches 7 ° to 8 °, it is added a wine brandy grading at 77 °. This addition of alcohol has the effect of stopping any fermentation. The sugar contained in the must at this time that would have quietly transformed into alcohol during the alcoholic fermentation is then found to be residual sugar (which explains the sweet side of the Port). There are two major families of portos. The Oxidative Ports, (Tawny, Colheita ..) and the Reductive Port (LBV, Vintage, Crusted).
The Oxidative Ports are raised in casks then in barrels (pipas) and are therefore in contact with the air through the wood. Oxidation of the wine is possible. These already oxidized Portos can easily be kept for one year once the bottle is opened.
Les Portos Réductifs, are raised 2 years in lightning then are bottled and continue to improve. These wines are very long-lasting wines from 20 to 40 years old. These Port wines that have not been oxidized can not be kept long once the bottle is opened like the wines we know.
Porto Ruby is on the border of the two types of Port because it spends 4 to 6 years before being bottled. It is fruity and marked by slight oxidative notes.
We offer a wide range of Portos including Ramos Pinto Houses and its Lagrima, Taylor's, Burmester, Andresen, Barros, Churchill's, Sao Pedro, Quinta do Tedo.

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  • Burmester Porto

    Maison Burmester has been exporting Port wines from its cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia since 1750. This family of German origin has become so well integrated that one of Henry Burmester's 12 sons takes over the responsibility for the finances of the Factory House. from Porto, a very exclusive and very select Porto exporter club. This venerable house is also the owner of the Quinta do Arnozelo in the Douro Valley. The Burmester House masters the work of the traditional Porto grape varieties Touriga Franca, Touriga National, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. Burmester is a home that works both Vintage and Tawny and Colheitas.

  • Andresen Port Wines

    Cheap Andresen Port Wines in Calais . The house of Portos Andresen was founded in 1845 by a young Danish who arrived in Portugal penniless but full of ideas, talent and courage. This house is still in the hands of the family and this independence allows the house Andresen to continue to defend the vision of this young Dane made of requirement in the selection of the grapes, of the requirement in the quality of the assemblages and patience to give in Porto time to age quietly in barrels or bottles. The house Andresen is very famous for its Vintages and Colheitas. The house Andresen although very attached to its traditions, also knows how to innovate, it is absolutely necessary to look into their Port Blanc vintage 10 years or 20 years

  • Ramos Pinto Port Wines

    Buy in Calais cheap Ramos Pinto Port Wines. Attention those who had the chance to chat with Dirk Niepoort, quickly realize that Dirk Niepoort is the Tawnys Pope and Colheitas. He has the perfect mastery and the team he trains with the master assembler José Rodrigo Nogueira is the great winning team of Porto with regard to redox portos. Of course the Vintages are also of high class, the Vintage 1970 and 2000 is also talking passionate. This house was founded in 1842 by Franciscus Marius Niepoort. Dirk and his sister Verena represent the 5th generation at the helm of the house. Under the direction of Dirk, the Niepoort house acquired the Quinta de Nápoles and the Quinta do Carril, located in Cima Corgo, a sort of grand cru in the Douro Valley. One more step towards a constant search for quality has thus been crossed.

  • Niepoort Port Wines

    Cheap Niepoort Port Wines in Calais . Attention those who had the chance to chat with Dirk Niepoort, quickly realize that Dirk Niepoort is the Tawnys Pope and Colheitas. He has the perfect mastery and the team he trains with the master assembler José Rodrigo Nogueira is the great winning team of Porto with regard to redox portos. Of course the Vintages are also of high class, the Vintage 1970 and 2000 is also talking passionate. This house was founded in 1842 by Franciscus Marius Niepoort. Dirk and his sister Verena represent the 5th generation at the helm of the house. Under the direction of Dirk, the Niepoort house acquired the Quinta de Nápoles and the Quinta do Carril, located in Cima Corgo, a sort of grand cru in the Douro Valley. One more step towards a constant search for quality has thus been crossed.

  • Churchill's Porto

    Portos Churchill's home is the most recent since it was created in 1981. Johnny Graham named his house the maiden name of his wife, Caroline Churchill. Before embarking on this adventure, Johnny Graham studied at Taylor's and Cockburn. Johnny Graham is not a newcomer to the world of port, especially as he has benefited from the sound advice of his two brothers, William Graham and Anthony Graham. The Churchill's house sells only ports whose grapes come from vineyards classified "A" by the Institute of Port Wine. (Only Grands Crus in a few ways!). Exceptional terroirs owned by Churchill's house retain only portos with the potential of "vintage" that is to say the ports that will be vintage, whose holding potential is exceptionally long (40 to 50 years), and traditional LBV (Late Bottled Vintage), unfiltered, which is gently handled in the service to keep the deposit in the bottom of the bottle.

  • Taylor's Porto

    The House of Porto Taylor's was founded in 1692, this house is therefore contemporary with the Marquis de Pombal which had delimited by 335 granite posts, the geographical area of ​​the Douro wines and the detailed classification of the vines which will produce wines then conveyed and stored in Porto. It is one of the oldest houses in Vila Nova de Gaia. Taylor's House relies on the quinta of Terra Feita and the Quinta de Vargellas to offer some of the greatest Vintages portos in Port history with Quinta do Noval.

  • Quinta do Tedo Porto

    In 1992, Vincent Bouchard and his wife Kay Steffey Bouchard fell in love with this sleeping beauty of 14 hectares located in the best terroirs of Douro wines at the confluence of the Douro and the Tedo River. All of Vincent Bouchard's talent is bearing fruit and Quinta do Tedo's products regularly rank in the best portfolios in competitions.

  • Tawny Ports

    Buy cheap Tawny Ports in Calais. The Tawny are Portos that have aged in large wooden casks. In English "Tawny" means "Fawn Color". This is the case, this aging in wood has given Porto a tiled color, orange, even going to amber notes, far from the dark red color of its very young years. It is the gradual oxidation of the port that brings the Tawny to take this amber color.

    To get the name Tawny, a Porto must have spent between 5 and 6 years in the woods. Some Tawny are accompanied by a mention of age, Tawny 10 years, Tawny 20 years, and sometimes even Tawny 40 or 50 years. These Tawny are assemblages of several cuvées of different age, and the mention of age is the reflection of the weighted average age of the assembled volumes. It is not enough to have put a little Tawny 40 years in the assembly to mention these 40 years. These mentions go from 10 years to 10 years. Thus, the average age of a 10-year-old may be 10 to 19 years, a 20-year-old may be 20 to 29 years, etc. Finally there are also Tawny Colheita, they are Tawny ports, raised in wood but the concept of Colheita is the equivalent of the vintage. For example, a Tawny Colheita 1995 will be a Port of the 1995 vintage only grown in lightning and barrels, it will have spent at least 7 years in wood and the date of bottling will also be indicated on the bottle. These Portos offer woody, spicy notes and hints of dried fruits.

  • LBV Late Bottle...

    LBV Late Bottle Vintage Ports; An LBV is from the family of Portos ruby ​​color, it is a Porto from a single vintage. The Institute of Port Wine declares "Millésimables" years because they carry something exceptional. Each house decides to vintage or not its production. The name LBV clearly indicates the type of port that is the LBV. It is a port that could or should be a vintage, but has been kept in a lightning a little longer than a vintage because over the aging this port very good will not be classified by the house as a vintage. Originally this category was created following unsold vintage stocks that had spent more time in lightning. It is now a category apart and the LBV are perfect wines to drink from their bottling and offer up to 10 years of care.

  • Vintage Ports

    Buy in calais cheap Vintage Ports. Vintage is the rarest and most exceptional port of its kind. First of all, only 3% of Port wine production is Vintage, these Portos come from the most prestigious terroirs. The institute of wines of Porto decides to declare an exceptional year like being "Millésimable" and then the houses and Quintas of Porto decide to vintage to the non part of their production. Vintage in English is "Vintage". A vintage must be kept for at least 10 years and can age in the cellar several tens of years. A vintage can be enjoyed with red meats and game but also with pasta marinated cheeses and chocolate desserts.

  • Colheita Ports

    Buy in Calais cheap Colheita Ports. A Porto Colheita is a Porto Tawny, that is to say a port that has been aged only in oak barrels or in great lightning, which has undergone oxidation over the years that have made its tawny dress (Tawny) and which have developed aromas of "rancio" like dried fruits (fig, apricot and nuts ...) but also spicy notes. A Colheita is actually a Tawny whose particularity is to come from only one vintage. On the bottle you will be shown the vintage and the year of bottling. A Colheita must have spent at least 7 years in the woods.

  • Ruby Ports

    Ruby Ports. A Porto Ruby is part of the family who have experienced a slight aging in wood for a year or two and then are bottled. The aging process of these wines is then bottled. a Ruby is the bottom of the scale of these high bottles in bottle, one will find at the top of the pyramid the Vintages, followed by LBV (Late Bottled Vintage), Vintage Character Crusted, Ruby Reserve, Ruby Finets. A Ruby Porto gets its name from intense ruby ​​red color has been preserved due to little or no oxidation and aging in wood. These portos are very fruity and lively. a Porto Ruby does not care particularly against you can keep in the cellar a LBV up to 10 years and a Vintage several tens of years for these vintages of exceptions, it is the end of the end of the Port. Once opened, these bottles are not kept long unlike the Tawny.

  • Crusted Ports

    Cheap Crusted Ports in Calais. It is now very rare that the houses of Porto still make Crusted. Originally, these Portos were made with the barrel ends of Portos Vintage which were bottled in England. The bottom of the barrels was full of deposits, all these bottoms of barrels were rassembvlés in a single barrel, left at rest so that these deposits sediment and form a crust at the bottom of the barrel. The obligation to bottle the Vintages in Portugal has extinguished this tradition.

  • White Ports

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